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Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California’s Worsening Drought

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they’ll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.

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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers’ Expansion Plans

Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers’ Expansion Plans

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Severe drought has left northern Nevada’s farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.

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California Brewers Fear Drought Could Leave Bad Taste in Your Beer

California Brewers Fear Drought Could Leave Bad Taste in Your Beer

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Several brewers near Petaluma make beer with Russian River water, which officials say could run out by summer. That could force some to use well water heavy in minerals that might affect beer flavor.

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California Toasts 2013′s Record Wine Grape Harvest

California Toasts 2013′s Record Wine Grape Harvest

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Finally there’s some good news out of drought-ravaged California. The state’s reporting the largest wine grape harvest on record.

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Drought Forces Tough Decisions

Drought Forces Tough Decisions

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the lack of water across California, farmers are having to sell off cows and balance competing needs.

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California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won’t Get Water Unless They Ask

California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won’t Get Water Unless They Ask

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Across the state, towns and cities now see waste in the the full water glasses left on diners’ tables. Santa Cruz is one of the first California towns to bar restaurants from serving drinking water unless diners request it.

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New Years Resolutions 101: What to Eat for Working Out

New Years Resolutions 101: What to Eat for Working Out

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

As we all hit the gym and the trails, aiming to get fit and lose weight in the new year, it’s important to know what to eat before, during and after exercise. Follow these simple tips to stay healthy.

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Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.

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To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water

To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

California’s small producers of tomatoes, grapes and other crops are increasingly taking up dry farming, which involves growing crops without watering them for months. The technique, which obviously saves water, can produce more flavorful crops.

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Turning Off The Spigot In Western Kansas Farmland

Turning Off The Spigot In Western Kansas Farmland

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

If Kansas farmers keep pumping water out of the High Plains aquifer as they have in the past, the amount of water they can extract will start to fall in just 10 years or so, scientists predict. That will cause big changes in the agricultural economy. But reducing water use now could help delay and ease that disruption.

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The Complications of Getting Running Water in the West Bank

The Complications of Getting Running Water in the West Bank

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rawabi, a privately developed Palestinian community, sits in the West Bank. The first residents are due to move in later this year, but its developer is worried about water. To get a pipe laid, Rawabi needs Israeli permission. Israel has cooperated, but the Palestinian developer says the cooperation has been “very slow and always incomplete.”

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What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Across the Midwest this summer, scientists are wading into 100 streams to collect water samples and check cages for fish eggs. It’s part of a large study to understand how pesticides and agricultural chemicals from farms are affecting the nation’s streams.

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When You Waste Food, You’re Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

When You Waste Food, You’re Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

| June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Some 45 trillion gallons of water are lost each year with all of the food that’s thrown out around the world, according to a report from the World Resources Institute. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture.

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FLOW: For the Love of Water

FLOW: For the Love of Water

| November 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

While water wars seem like the concerns of distant communities, experts predict that towns across the US will also soon be struggling to provide clean, affordable water to their citizens. An award-winning documentary, Flow, one of the post powerful and elegant films in the recent 3rd I Film Festival, tackles the complex issues embedded in a simple glass of water. From Bolivia to India, from Michigan to our very own California, access to water is being contested.

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